Category Archives: Workplace Safety

Texas Executive Order Bans COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement for Private Employers

Late in the afternoon on October 11, 2021, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued Executive Order GA 40 prohibiting “any entity,” including private employers, from requiring any individual, whether an employee or a consumer,  receive a…

Weathering an Employer’s Duties During the Storm

By: Rachel D. Gebaide, Morey Raiskin and Abood Shebib Hurricane season is only half over, with Hurricane Ida leaving a trail of damage across Louisiana and beyond, and Hurricane Larry swirling in the Atlantic Ocean,…

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Post-Shift Security Screenings are Not Compensable

BY:  RACHEL D. GEBAIDE &  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE DECEMBER 11, 2014 In a highly-anticipated employment law case, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that time spent by employees who undergo employer-required post-shift security screenings…

Judge Rules that Florida’s Workers’ Compensation Law is Unconstitutional

BY:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE AUGUST 19, 2014 Last week, a Florida state court judge in Miami declared that Florida’s workers’ compensation law is unconstitutional because the various benefits available to injured workers under the law…

BREAKING! U.S. Supreme Court Rules on “Changing Clothes” Case

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE JANUARY 28, 2014 Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its long-awaited opinion regarding the interpretation of the phrase “changing clothes” contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  The High Court…

OSHA Proposes Rule That Would Require Employers to Submit Workplace Injury Information to the Public

By:  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE NOVEMBER 26, 2013 Earlier this month, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) announced a proposed rule that would require employers to electronically submit to OSHA records of workplace injuries and…

Breakfast Briefing: Workplace Violence & Other Misconduct

BY:  RACHEL D. GEBAIDE, MELODY B. LYNCH, &  TIMOTHY C. HAUGHEE NOVEMBER 14, 2013 Last week, members of our Labor & Employment Law Practice Group hosted a breakfast briefing for our clients and business partners. …